Bienvenido! In this blog you will find not only what I do as a teacher-scholar, but also some of my passions – teaching, research, and photography – and for those interested in social justice in the immigrant community, I also provide a list of different organizations where you can get involved as an intern.
I choose sociology as a discipline to better understand the world. Particularly, my research interest in migration draws from my personal experience as Mexican migrant myself. At the age of 18 years, I migrated to the United States from Mexico, City after three years of having been physically separated from my mom. On November 13, 1988 my older sister and I surreptitiously crossed the border, carrying out with us our five-year old sister.
After 25 years in the U.S., in July 2013, I completed my Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with specialization in the fields of globalization, migration/immigration, gender, qualitative methods, and Latina/o studies.
From 2013 to 2015, I was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at the University of Southern California in the Department of Sociology and with the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Bryn Mawr College.
Mariposa Beach, Santa Barbara, California – Photo taken by Veronica Montes July 2015.